Here is our weekly recap of some of the noteworthy releases we checked out in the last few days. A bit of everything, as usual. A representation of what Music Is My Sanctuary is all about.
We focus on releases either available in physical formats or legal download sites like band camp. Although we have mad love for Soundcloud tracks, you won’t really find one-off productions in this list.
Here are our favorite releases of the week. Get your credit card out, it’s going to hurt…
It took me about 10 seconds into Bing Ji Ling‘s cover version (reconstructed by Lexx) of Loose Joints’ classic “Hanging On A String” to press add to cart franticly to make sure I would have my copy! I suggest you do the same… Summer vibes! (Buy Link)
I’m not really excited about the “beat scene” (is that still what we call it?) however IAMNOBODI is one of those producers that always brings out grade A stuff and doesn’t sound like a copy of everyone else out there. This release is part of Jakarta (excellent label) 3 part dubplate series. (Buy Link)
Brilliant collaboration between Osunlade and our good friends at 101 Apparel. Great purchase: you get a dope t-shirt, mix CD and this 7″ (Buy Link)
Fresh off his collaboration with Jeremiah Jae, producer L’Orange is back and crafted a beautiful backdrop for legendary Kool Keith‘s best release in years! (Buy Link)
It came out 2 weeks ago, but we just wanted to remind you that despite what you might have heard from Bronsolino, GFK is still very relevant… Actually one could argue that his collaborations with BadBadNotGood and Adrian Younge show that he is more progressive than ever! (Buy Link)
The welcome return of one of our favorite musicians and soul singers: the criminally underrated Amp Fiddler from Detroit. (Buy Link)
Heavy reissue for all of the deep diggers who don’t want to spend 500$ on an original copy of this 80’s calypso gem.
Yes, 60’s and 70’s Brazilian music is wonderful but the folks at Farout Records are here to remind us all that there is tons of killer music still being released. ‘Novíssima Música Brasileira’ (brand new Brazilian music).
Tracks from the LP have been coming out in the last few weeks but Seven Davis Jr‘s debut LP on Ninja Tune is finally out. We couldn’t recommend it enough. We’ve been loving SDJ since his first releases on Kutmah’s IZWID records.
Syria’s most succesful music export, Omar Souleyman is back with a new album. “Bahdeni Nami” is out on Germany’s Monkeytown Records (owned by Modeselektor) and features production by Four Tet, Gilles Peterson, Modeselektor and more. Sounds interesting? It is.
It came out a few weeks ago, we forgot to mention it. Another essential beats excursion from Kutmah, one of the most original producers and DJs out there… a moody record that I’ll be going back to in the autumn and winter. (Buy Link)
The folks at the Mr. Bongo label are killing my wallet with this series of rare African 45’s official reissues. Get them here.
London’s forward thinking Silkie is back with his third LP on Anarchostar, a “high quality electronic Science-Fiction label”. I’m just sinking our teeth into this one but I think it’ll be one of my favorite electronic records of the year.
UK producer Wen is definitely one our favorite new talents in the UK bass music scene. His new 2 x 12″ on the mysterious Soundman Chronicles label is an absolute no brainer!
A few months ago we didn’t know a whole lot about The Maghreban but everything he’s put out so far has been killer. His second EP for France’s Versatile is absotutely brilliant with this track sounding like the ESG sisters doing house music. Quality House Music is still out there!
One more for the clubs, this one coming from Techno pioneer Mr. G who delivers four killer cuts with his trademark sound. Play Loud!